Tarry for the Nonce

April 16, 2009

Jesuits Ignoring Matthew 10:33

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 9:39 pm

Not one to be outdone by another God on the stage, Obama recently delivered a speech at Georgetown only after hiding all visual references to Jesus.

“Julie Bataille from the university’s press office e-mailed me that the White House had asked that all university signage and symbols behind the stage in Gaston Hall be covered.

“. . . [I]t seemed most respectful to have them covered so as not to be seen out of context.”

Tell me, what particular symbol was out of context? The Catholic monogram over the Catholic stage at “one of the most prestigious Catholic institutions of higher education.” That symbol?

I’m annoyed with Obama, but Obama is Obama: he’s at odds with the Catholic Church and that’s not going to change. I am far more disgusted with the Jesuits, who compromised their venue to cater to . . . what? To the state? To the vanity of a man who opposes some of the most fundamental things they stand for? Considering their noble origins (their real noble origins, not the Dan Brown fantasies), it is un-be-liev-able how spineless they are.

Last time I checked, the First Amendment to the Constitution still provided a fundamental right and the President has hundreds of flag-and-column-rife stages at his disposal. So to the rest of the orders that still consider that they’ve devoted their lives to something meaningful: should you find yourselves placed in a similar situation, simply inform the President that he must find another podium for his pontificating prattle.



  1. Obama: There can only be one, ‘One’.

    Some people have argued that Obama does not want to use religion to further a political ideology. However, Obama did evoke the Sermon on the Mount, at this Georgetown appearance, to further his economic agenda. Although Obama failed to mention Jesus Christ by name for the Sermon on the Mount.

    “There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells a story of two men…‘the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock,’” Obama said.

    “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand,” he added. “We must build our house upon a rock.”

    The last statement is particularly ironic since building your house upon a ‘ROCK‘ means to build your house with Christ as the foundation. Obama decided to blot out the real foundation from the timeless parable.

    See the hi-res pictures:

    Comment by jordan — April 17, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

  2. You’re right, it shouldn’t be be covered. It would have made great pictures to please the messiah-in-chief crowd. I’m sure they’d be even happier if there was a large cross behind him with INRI above his head. There’s no way anyone would get upset from the symbolism. Calling him the messiah must really be compliment.

    But seriously, it doesn’t seem like there was any push back from Georgetown to Obama’s staff when the event was arranged. Georgetown decided what to cover and there doesn’t seem to be any reason to credit Obama here. It seems like the White House didn’t specifically know what “university signage and symbols” would be covered and they didn’t target anything specific. He still would have given the speech if those letters weren’t covered. I’m sure they didn’t want a big bulldog behind Obama while giving the speech.

    Comment by jh — April 21, 2009 @ 12:49 am

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